REV. BADEN STANLEY

REV. BADEN STANLEY

Each week we hope to post a blog on a Monday or Tuesday. These blogs will hopefully stimulate thought, discussion and even debate around key topics that are affecting our society at this time of great change and challenge.

An Attitude of Gratitude

I love some of the quirky features of the Church, little idiosyncrasies that seem to say, ‘You can have your world view and global systems, but this is how we see things!’ I especially love

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Lighten Our Darkness

As the nights lengthen and the darkness descends on us all too early in the mid-afternoon, some of us may find ourselves overwhelmed. Numbers of Covid cases around the world are growing exponentially; even here

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The Voice: Part 8

Mary was worried; she tried to distract herself by keeping busy, but deep inside a gnawing unsettling fear had begun to grow. ‘Could it be true?’ she asked herself repeatedly, surely not, not after all

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Once in a blue moon

Thanks to the wonders of technology, many of you have already Googled  ‘blue moon’ over the weekend. You will know, therefore, that it’s so called, not because of a blush tinge (which can occur due

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Going Deeper

One of the greatest thrills of my life has been the opportunity (twice) to snorkel above the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. Even with the emerging evidence of bleaching of the coral

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Courage Dear Heart

As community transmissions of Covid-19 increase it can feel really unsettling and frightening. That the virus is invisible and even asymptomatic until its effects become all too real for those who contract it, causes further

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David and Greta Stanley! A Parody

‘We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land But it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand’                                                                 Matthias Claudius (1798) ‘A good garden is a tribute to what

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Lessons Learned?

I suspect that, over the next couple of days, we are going to hear an awful lot about ‘shock-tactics’, ‘poor communication’ and even the return of the dreaded ‘c’ word – ‘confusion’. The late-scheduled NPHET

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Hope

Hope: Such a simple yet powerfully evocative word, full of promise, full of potential, pregnant with possibilities – and at times, way beyond our reach. I heard recently that someone has limited their intake of

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The Voice: Part 7

Mary smiled as she watched the children settle down on the hilltop where she and Jesus had parted all those months before. In recent weeks the children had learned that she was the mother of

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